Lie Swatter v1.0.0 for iOS Review

lieswatter_iconLie Swatter is the newest game from the creators of the popular trivia game, You Don’t Know Jack. In the game, you are presented with several statements and must decide which of them are true and which are lies. You do so by swatting away the lies like pesky flies. Lie Swatter is a social game so you’ll need some friends to play with through either Facebook, email, or username. You can even play against random players if you like.

The game is fairly easy to play. You start off by choosing an opponent. There are 3 rounds to each game where each player must take their turn. Before each round, one of you must pick the category of statements for that round. You are presented with a series of statements and must decide which are true and which are lies. You get awarded points for each lie you swat but you also get points deducted for each truth you swat as well. At the end of each round, you score is tallied up. At the end of 3 rounds, the player with the most points, wins.

There are literally tons and tons of different categories to choose from. For the most part, you’ll probably never run into the same category twice unless you end up playing this hundreds of times. Though the game is simple, it is really hard to spot what is a lie and what is truth. I played a few times and honestly, it’s quite difficult spotting the lie. There are some truths that sound downright false, but they aren’t and some lies that sound very true. Lie Swatter will really test your knowledge.

It’s a fun game, but there are some minor annoyances, but that’s usually the case when games first come out. For starters, I was a bit disappointed that there wasn’t a single player mode. I would have loved to test my knowledge without having to compete against someone. Also, I found that if I accidentally started a game with someone I didn’t want to play with, I couldn’t delete the game after or cancel the game on my end. Instead, I have to wait for the game to expire on its own in a couple of days.

Other than those small annoyances, Lie Swatter is great. I love all the facts on there and fake facts and you pretty much learn something new in every round you play. This is great for trivia buffs and Lie Swatter will definitely test your knowledge.

App Store Link: Lie Swatter
Price: Free
In-App Purchases: Yes
Developer: Jellyvision Games
Compatible Devices: (Universal App) iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Description

AN ASTRONAUT SMUGGLED A CORNED BEEF SANDWICH INTO SPACE. Or did he? Lie Swatter™ takes the bizarre trivia of YOU DON’T KNOW JACK® and asks, “Can you separate strange fiction from stranger fact?”

Swat the lies for points. But never, ever try to squash the truth.

– Find friends through Facebook, email or user name
– Choose from categories such as Japan, Sharks, and Internet Dating
– Hundreds of categories!

Play three rounds of satisfying squishing!

Use helpers to reveal number of true statements or Double Down for twice the points (or penalty!).

Active players may upgrade to “LIE SWATTER EXTREME PLATINUM TURBO DELUXE” for unlimited ad-free play.

Lie Swatter provides a quick, mobile game experience with Jellyvision Games’ trademark humor and interactivity.

Play Lie Swatter, the game where you can’t squash the truth, on your iPhone®
or iPad® now.

[via App Store]

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